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Nils Norman

 

Born 1966, Kent, UK

 

Education

 

Central St. Martins School of Art, London, UK. 1986/89

 

Selected Solo, Collaborative Exhibitions, Commissions and Public Art Projects

 

City Club, an ongoing public art and design proposal in collaboration with Gareth Jones, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-2017

 

The New Reitveld Academie Library Design, Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2016-2017


Mereside Play Consultation and Design, Mereside, Blackpool, 2016-2017

 

Artist in Residence and Playground Design, St Fagins National History Museum, Cardiff, Wales, 2015-2017


Life in the Projects and the Proposals. Museum De Domijnen, Sittard, the Netherlands. 2016


City Club Presentation, with Gareth Jones. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. 2015

 

Vancouver Vernacular, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada. 2015


The Folly of George III. Public art project, Springhornhof Kunstverein, Neuenkirchen, Germany. 2015 


Completion of two bird screens. Trumpington Green Corridor, Cambridge, UK.
A public design project, including the design of street furniture, three pedestrian bridges,
an allotment garden and community garden, signage and orientation. Cambridge, UK. 2011-18


Future Perfect, Public Art Commission, Bristol, UK. 2013-14

A project that includes the design of a theatre curtain, 5 play areas and a foot path for Hengrove, Bristol.

 

Art and the Public Realm Bristol. School playground commission, Bristol, UK. 2014


Das Kind, die Stadt und die Kunst – Aldo van Eyck, Nils Norman and Yto Barrada, 

Schmela Haus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen, Düsseldorf, Germany. 2013

 

Lead Artist. Trumpington Green Corridor, Cambridge, UK.
A public design project, including the design of street furniture, three pedestrian bridges,
an allotment garden and community garden, signage and orientation. Cambridge, UK. 2011-18

 

Ode to Charles Fourier: towards a Phalanstery for Manchester, Cube, Manchester, UK. 2011

 

Edible Park, Two Permaculture urban farming projects commissioned by Stroom, the Hague, the Netherlands. 2010

 

Open-Assembly No:1. Loughborough. Insects, Worms, Mushrooms, Birds and Students, Radar, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. 2010

 

Dave Hullfish Bailey and Nils Norman. Surrounded by Squares, Raven Row, London, UK. 2009

 

Public Workspace Playscape Sculpture Graz, Utopie und Monument, (Public Art Commission), Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria. 2009

 

The University of Trash, (in collaboration with Mike Cataldi), the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, Long Island, USA. 2009

 

Stockwell Underground Station Facade and rooftop garden project, Art on the Underground, London, UK. (Unrealised). 2008

 

Tate Public Art Commission, (in collaboration with Grimshaw-Architects, unrealised). 2008

 

The Golden Lane Campus, (School playground design), London, UK. 2008

 

Ruins, Monuments and Follies, Aspex, Portsmouth, UK. 2008

 

Games and Theory, exhibition structure design, South London Gallery, London, UK. 2008

 

Experimental Art Institutions: an ongoing survey, (in collaboration with the students of Bourges Art School), La Box, Bourges, France. 2008

 

You Have Been Misinformed, (in collaboration with Stephan Dillemuth), Reena Spaulings, NYC, USA. 2008

 

Tate Artist Commission, (for the exhibition ‘Global Cities’), Tate Modern, London, UK. 2007

 

Ideal City, artist commission, Art on the Underground – Piccadilly Circus, London, UK. 2007

 

A Mysterious Thing, (in collaboration with Stephan Dillemuth), Vilma Gold, London, UK. 2007

 

Artist Commission, Art on the Underground, (various posters and unaccepted Oyster card wallet design), 

London, UK. 2006

 

Artist Commission, (public sculpture), Hayward Gallery and British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead, UK. 2006

 

Degenerate Cologne, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany. 2006

 

Trekroner Bridge and Islands, art and architecture design commission, (design of pedestrian bridge and two islands), City of Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark. 2006

 

Artist Commission, (public sculpture), for the exhibition Beyond Green, Smart Museum, Chicago, USA. 2005

 

The Homerton Playscape Multiple Struggle Niche, City Projects, London, UK. 2005

 

The Art of Urbanomics, Bloomberg Artist Commission, (flash animation), Hayward Gallery, London, UK. 2004

 

Everything in the Future Will Necessarily Come: CorporateFairytales and Other Sculptural Maneuvers, (in collaboration with Stephan Dillemuth), Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany. 2004

 

Hey Rudy!: A Phantom on the Streets of Schizz, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany. 2003

 

Geocruiser, The Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge, UK. 2001

Dismal Garden, American Fine Arts Co. Ltd., New York, NY, USA. 2001

 

The Topology of a proposal for a phantom experimental city school leaflet, East Dulwich, the Top Room,

London, UK. 2000

 

Debut of the Gerrard Winstanley Radical Gardening Space Reclamation Mobile Field Centre and Weather Station,

(European Chapter), Galerie für Landschafts Kunst, Hamburg, Germany. 2000

 

The Cruel Dialectic: Decay and Opportunity, American Fine Arts Co, Ltd, New York, NY, USA. 1999

 

Social Surplus, American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY, USA. 1997

 

Niche, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany. 1996

 

Romney Reborn, Das Museum Ferner Gegenden, Hamburg, Germany. 1996

 

Nils Norman. Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany. 1992

 

Nils Norman, Friesewall 120, Cologne, Germany. 1991

 

Lawren Maben and Nils Norman, 64-65 Guilford St, (later known as Milch), London. 1990

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Mere Future, American Medium, Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2017

 

DIE IDEE DER FREIEN FLUSSZONEDie Galerie für Landschaftskunst im Heidelberger Kunstverein,

Heidelberg, Germany. 2017


Utopia Factory, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Canada. 2017


Hamlet, (With Stephan Dillemuth). Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. 2016

 

NEXT: UTOPIA, Norrköping's Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden. 2016

 

Game of Life III: Juliusvariasjonene, Kristiansand Kunsthall,

Kristiansand, Norway. 2016

 

Participate: Think/Play/Do. The Tetley, Leeds, UK. 2015 

 

Safety, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland. 2015

 

Spielräume/Freeplay, Haus der Architektur | House of Architecture, Graz, Austria. 2015

 

Transmission, recréation et répétition. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. 2015


Playgrounds: Reinventing the Square, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 2014


Imaginary Friends, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2013


Artists' Plans For Sustainability, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. 2013


Cultural Freedom in Europe, Goethe Institute, Brussels, Belgium. 2013


Sandfields Festival of Ideas, Swansea, Wales, UK. 2012


Cartographies Of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic. 2012


Redundanz, GFLK Halle Süd, Bad Tölz, Germany. 2012

 

The Europa Triangle, curated by Kit Hammonds, Dyson Building Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK. 2012


Beziehungsarbeit - Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Vienna, Austria. 2011

 

Government Art Collection: Selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain,
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK. 2011

 

Rituals of the Artworld, Ludlow 38, NYC, NY, USA. 2011

 

Scenarios About Europe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany. 2011

 

PARK: a possibility, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010

 

The Way it Wasn’t (Celebrating ten years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2010

 

Utopie und Alltag: Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kunst und Bildung, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland. 2010

 

European Social Forum 2010 / Radical Aesthetics, film Screening, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010

 

This World and Nearer Ones, Governor’s Island, Creative Time, NYC, USA. 2009

 

Utopia and the Everyday, Centre d’Art Contemporain, CAC, Geneva, Switzerland. 2009

 

Deep Green, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2009

 

Foodprint, Stroom, the Hague, The Netherlands. 2009

 

Time as Matter: MACBA collection new acquisitions, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain. 2009

 

Assume Nothing, New Social Practice, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada. 2009

 

Beyond Green, The DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, USA. 2009 

 

Future Non-Future, Architecture Association School of Architecture, London, UK. 2008

 

Street Art, Street Life, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, USA. 2008


The Geopolitics of Animation, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain. 2008

 

The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK. 2008

 

Games and Theory, South London Art Gallery, London, UK. 2008

 

Beyond Green, Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada. 2008

 

Beyond Green, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 2008

 

Beyond Green, The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland,

Oregon, USA. 2008

 

Dear Cockettes, (with Stephan Dillemuth), UKS galleri, Oslo, Norway. 2007

 

Nachvollziehungsangebote, WUK - Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria. 2007

 

It Starts From Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK. 2007

 

How to Cook a Wolf, (with Stephan Dillemuth), Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich Switzerland.

Curated by John Kelsey. 2007

 

Global Cities, Tate Modern, London, UK. 2007

 

Beyond Green, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. 2007

 

Beyond Green, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 2007

 

Beyond Green, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA. 2007

 

The Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, New York, NY, USA. 2007

 

Make Your Own Life, ICA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 2006

 

Beyond Green, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York, USA. 2006

 

Beyond Green, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, USA. 2006

 

The British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead, UK. 2005-6

 

Down the Garden Path: Artists Gardens since 1960, Queens Museum, Queens, New York, USA. 2005

 

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA. 2005

 

Fantasy Architecture, national touring exhibition, organized by the Hayward Gallery, RIBA and the Arts Council of England. 2004/05

 

The Art of the Garden: The Role of the Garden in British Visual Culture: 1804-2004, Tate Britain, London, UK. 2004

 

Fantastic, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA. 2004

 

The Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba. 2003

 

Utopia Station, 50th Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija. 2003

 

Museutopia, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum der Stadt Hagen, Hagen, Germany. 2002

 

Elbow Room, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY. 2000

 

Home, Deichtorhalle, Hamburg, Germany. 2000

 

Democracy!, Royal College of Art, London, UK. 2000

 

Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY, USA. 2000

 

Cousins, Cosima von Bonin at the Kunstverein Braunsweig, Braunsweig, Germany. 2000

 

Top Gear, the Top Room, East Dulwich, London. 2000

 

1999 Drawings, Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York, NY, USA. 2000

 

Small World, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA. Curated by Toby Kamps. 2000

 

Hey International Competition Style!, TENT, Rotterdam, NL. 2000

 

Urban Islands, Cubitt, London, UK. Curated by Stefan Kalmar. 1999

 

Hiriya in the Museum, Museum of Modern Art Tel-Aviv, Israel. 1999

 

Simon Leung and Nils Norman, Project Wall, Rosamund Felson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1999

 

Overflow, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Curated by Meg O'Rourke and Caroline Schneider. 1999

 

Nils Norman and Chris Whittey, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury, Long Island, NY, USA. Curated by Helen Molesworth. 1998

 

The Making of, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria. 1998

 

Broken Home, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Curated by Meg O'Rourke and Caroline Schneider. 1997

 

Summer Group Exhibition, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany. 1995

 

Dennis Balk, Simon Leung and Nils Norman, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY, USA. 1995

 

Die Arena des Privaten, Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany. 1993

 

Wohnzimmer/Büro, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany. 1992

 

F-Space, K-Raum Daxer, Munich, Germany. Curated by Stephan Dillemuth and Josef Strau. 1991

 

Recent Teaching and Public Speaking


Ongoing positions


Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, Head of studio – the School of Walls and Space. 2008-2015 http://wallsandspace.org/


Visiting lecturer, CCC, Research-based Master Programme,
Geneva University of Art and Design. HEAD. Geneva Switzerland. 1999-2015


2017


Architecture & National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Year On. Artist talk and panel discussion. Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Canada

 

The Art of Being Civic, symposium, Tate Modern, London, UK


Nils Norman on Utopia. Artist Talk, Public Art St Paul, St Paul, Minnesota, USA


Next Utopia: Conference. Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden


All Teachers are Cops. Nils Norman's talk on alternative pedagogy and libertarian education, Kunsthalle Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark


2016


Artist Talk. Wimbledon College of Art, Wimbledon, London, UK


A conversation between Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Nils Norman, 'A Partition' Event at The Old Operating Theatre, Curated By Rebecca Lewin, London, UK


Workshop in collaboration with Kristian Byskov and Margarita del Carmen, Asterisk Summer School, Tallinn, Estonia

 

2015

 

City Club Presentation with Gareth Jones, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

 

Guest speaker. Western Front, Vancouver, Canada


Workshop leader. Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK


Guest speaker and workshop leader. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria


Guest speaker and outside observer. Teachers symposium.The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Guest teacher. Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK


Teaching mentor. Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK


Guest lecturer.The Royal College of Art, London, UK


Workshop leader and guest speaker. HDK School of Design and Crafts/ University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Seminar and guest speaker.The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden


2014

 

Guest seminar leader. École supérieure d’art de Grenoble, France


Guest speaker. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA


Guest speaker. D-ARCH Department Architektur, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Guest speaker. Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK


MA Seminar guest speaker. School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Guest teacher. Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK


Guest lecturer. Sandberg Instituut,Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Artist talk. Flat Time House, London, UK


Artist talk with Anna Minton, Auto Italia, London, UK


External evaluator. Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Guest lecturer.The Slade School of Art, London, UK


2013

 

Guest speaker. The Secret Life of Plants conference.The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA


Workshop leader. Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg Pennsylvania, USA


Artist talk, CASCO, Utrecht, the Netherlands


Guest lecturer. Sandberg Instituut, 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Artist talk. Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK


2012

 

Artist talk and away day facilitation. Design Museum, London, UK.


Guest speaker. Robert Smithson symposium. The Royal Art Academy the Hague, the Netherlands


Artist talk. Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Guest lecturer.Transart. Online art school


Guest speaker. The Penzance Convention, Penzance, UK


Workshop leader. Land Arts of the American West, University of New Mexico. Wendover, Utah, USA


2011

 

Guest lecturer. Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland


Artist talk. Grimshaw and Partners, London, UK


Guest lecturer. Royal College of Art, London, UK


Guest lecturer. Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden


Guest lecturer. SOMA Summer School, Mexico City, Mexico


Guest lecturer. Selforganised Summer School in my London studio, UK


Guest speaker. Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK


Guest speaker.Art History Department, University College London, London, UK


Guest speaker.The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London, UK.


Guest speaker. Geography Department seminar, Roskilde University (RUC), Roskilde, Denmark


Guest speaker. Utopia Revisited conference. Arken Museum of Art, Arken, Denmark


2010

 

Guest lecturer. The Slade School of Fine Art. London. UK


Guest lecturer. Portland State University. Portland. USA


Guest speaker. Deschooling Society conference. Hayward Gallery, London. UK


Keynote Speaker. Open Engagement conference. Portland State University, Portland, USA.


Keynote Speaker.The Edible Park, Stroom, the Hague, the Netherlands.


Guest speaker. Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK


Guest speaker. My City is Still Breathing conference. Winnipeg Arts. Winnipeg, Canada

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Publications

 

Edible Park, Nils Norman. Eds Taco de Neef, Nils Norman, Peter de Rooden, Astrid Vorstermans. Valiz, NL. 2012

 

Nils Norman artists pages and front cover, Mute magazine, Vol 2,#12. June 2009

 

Charing Cross. Serpentine Gallery and Konig Books, London. 2008

 

No Fear: Growing up in a Risk Averse Society. Tim Gill with photos by Nils Norman, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London, UK. 2007

 

Thurrock 2015. Comic commissioned by The General Public Agency, London, UK. 2004

 

An Architecture of Play: A Survey of London’s Adventure Playgrounds. Four Corners, London, UK. 2004

 

The Contemporary Picturesque. Book Works, London, UK. 2000

 

Critical Articles, Reviews and Exhibition Catalogues


L'Art A L'Épreuve De La Ville, Cahier 01, Ed Tilo Steireif, UER AT et Unité Communication, HEP Voud. 2017

 

Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good. Ed Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson and Dominic Willsdon. MIT and the New Museum, 2016

 

 

Nils Norman at Museum De Domijnen,

CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY, 

http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2016/05/nils-norman-at-museum-de-domijnen/

2016

 

Game of Life III. Juliusvariasjonene, {Exhibition Catalogue}, ed Jan Freuchen and Sigurd Tenningen. Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway. 2016


Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, TJ Demos, Sternberg Press. 2016

 

CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY, http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/2016/05/nils-norman-at-museum-de-domijnen/ 

2016

 

 Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon, New Museum/MIT Press, 2015


Anti-homeless spikes: ‘Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty’, Alex Andreou, THE GUARDIAN, Wednesday 18th February, 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/18/defensive-architecture-keeps-poverty-undeen-and-makes-us-more-hostile 

 

Shooting Space: Architecture In Contemporary Photography, Elias Redstone, Phaidon Press, 2014


Contestations: Learning From Critical Experiments In Education, Ed Tim Ivison & Tom Vandeputte, Bedford Press London, 2014


Playgrounds: reinventing the square, {Exhibition Catalogue}, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 2014

 

Are Anti-Homeless Sidewalk Spikes Immoral? Kristin Hohenadel, SLATE.com. 2014 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/06/12/artist_nils_norman_documents_anti_homeless_spikes_and_other_defensive_architecture.html


The Underdog: The Life and Times of Colin de Land, the Ultimate Art Dealer, DAZED AND CONFUSED, Spring 2014


Two Antithetical Archives Caught in a Cruel Dialectic, A project by Nils NormanARTFORUM, September. 2013


Mellem utopi og byens rum, Andreas Eckhardt-Læssøe ATLAS. Tema: Utopier. 2013


The European Book. ed Barbara Steiner, Jovis Verlag. 2013


Research in Progress – A Doctorate/PhD in arts, Haute école d'art et design, Genéve, Programme Master de recherche CCC, Newsletter CCC 10/11. 2013


Die Spieltheorie, Maren Keller, KULTURSPIEGEL, April, Heft 4. 2013


The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon. ed Tamsin Dillon, Art on the Underground, Art/Books. 2012


Mobile Phenomena: Compiled by Temporary Services. Temporary Services, Half Letter Press. 2012


Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings. Matt Bua & Maximillian Goldfarb, Laurence King Publishing. 2012


Changing Places, a roundtable with Nils Norman, Timotheus Vermeulen, Anton Vidokle and Sharon Zukin 

on the place of art in society, FRIEZE. June, July, August 2012


Thinking Europe, The Scenario Book, ed Barbara Steiner, {Exhibition Catalogue}, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany. 2012


Social Spaces. Can Altay and Dan Graham, FRIEZE. May 2012

 

Art After Nature. TJ Demos on the Post-Natural Condition. TJ Demos, ARTFORUM. April 2012


Locating the Producers. Paul O'Neill and Claire Doherty(eds), Valiz Antennae, 2011


Foodprint: voedsel voor de stad, voer voor de kunst. Sandra Spijkerman. K KUNSTBEELD.NL. January 2011


This Week: Artists in Manchester are Using Play to Explore Architecture. James Pallister. THE ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL. October 2011


Venice, Basel, Folkestone. James Pallister. THE ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL. November 2011


The Cat Came as a Tomato: Conversations on Play and Contemporary Art Practice.

The South London Art Gallery. London 2011

 

Student Aid: Nils Norman on the Copenhagen Free University. Nils Norman, ARTFORUM. October 2011

 

On View, World Wide, for the Month of... .Calendar published by Kunstverein NY, NYC, USA. 2011

 

Nils Norman. Agnieszka Gratzka. FRIEZE. April 2011

 

Let the Children Play, Nils Norman. CASA VOGUE, VOGUE ITALY. April 2011

 

Dome Culture in the 21st Century. Eva Diaz, GREY ROOM, MIT Press. 2011

 

Nils Norman: From bomb site to boutique: the playground and its journey from anarchy to economic development tool. Winnipeg, Arts Council, podcast, Canada. Spring 2011

 

Eetbaar Park, METROPOLIS M, No. 6. 2010/2011

 

No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City. Anthony Iles and Josephine Berry. Mute Publishing. 2010

 

Nils Norman online interview. Badatsports contemporary art talks. http://badatsports.com/2010/episode-253-nils-norman/

 

Best of 2010, Nils Norman. ARTFORUM. December 2010

 

Nils Norman, Public Workplace Playground Structure, Graz Austria, 2009. Playscapes: A Blog About Playground Design. Thursday, September 16, 2010. 

 

Propaganda in the Garden. Cathy Lebowitz, ART IN AMERICA. October 2009

 

Radical Nature. TJ Demos, {Exhibition Catalogue}, Barbican Gallery, London. 2009

 

The Free Soil Reader. Sarah Lewison, interview with Nils Norman, Future Farmers. 2009

 

Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ writings. ed Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, MIT Press. 2009

 

Public Art Lower Austria, Vol 9. Katherine Blass-Pratscher, Springer Wein New York. 2009

 

The Art Season Returns. Oliver Basciano, Artreview.com. September 2009

 

Michael Cataldi and Nils Norman. Alex Kitnick, ART IN AMERICA. September 2009

 

The University of Trash. Joshua Decter, ARTFORUM. September 2009


The Art of Urbanomics. HAUS DER ARCHITETUR GAZETTE, Graz, Austria. 2008

 

Thin Cities. Ed Sally Shaw and Gavin Wade, published by ART ON THE UNDERGROUND, London. 2008

 

Neoliberal Gothic. Yates McKee, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, No 72. December 2008

 

Good Social/ Bad Social: the Films of Stephan Dillemuth. Maija Timonen MUTE MAGAZINE, December. 2008

 

You Have Been Misinformed. Holland Cotter, NEW YORK TIMES. October 2, 2008

 

Folkestone Triennial. Jonathan Griffin, FRIEZE. September 2008

 

Games and Theory. Jonathan Griffin, FRIEZE. October 2008

 

Games and Theory. Coline Milliard, ART REVIEW. November 2008

 

Nils Norman. Jessica Lack, GUARDIAN guide. May 31, 2008

 

Design and Landscape for People, Clare Cumberlidge and Lucy Musgrave, Thames and Hudson. 2007

 

A Mysterious Thing. JJ Charlesworth, ART REVIEW. November 2007

 

A Mysterious Thing. Melanie Gilligan, ARTFORUM. December 2007

 

Stephan Dillemuth and Nils Norman. Andrew Hunt, FRIEZE. Nov-Dec 2007

 

It starts from here. Matt Price, ARTMONTHLY. September 2007

 

A Sketch of London. ART PRESS 2. No: 6. 2007

 

Shining on the trampled path: Nils Norman talks with Stephan Dillemuth. UNTITLED MAGAZINE. June 2006

 

Make Your Own Life. Christian Rattemeyer, ARTFORUM. Summer 2006

 

Cologne as Mythic Hot Spot. Roberta Smith, NEW YORK TIMES. June 2, 2006

 

Down the Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism. Ed by Valerie Smith, {Exhibition Catalogue}, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NYC, USA. 2005

 

Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds. Alex Farquharson, FRIEZE. September 2005

 

The Art of the Garden: The Role of the Garden in British Visual Culture: 1804-2004. {Exhibition Catalogue}, Tate Britain, London. 2004

 

Fantasy Architecture 1500-2036. Neil Bingham, Clare Carolin, Peter Cook and Rob Wilson. {Exhibition Catalogue}, National Touring Exhibitions, Hayward Gallery, London. 2004

 

Nils Norman. Gregory Williams, ARTFORUM. March. 2004

 

The Cruel Dialectic: On the Work of Nils Norman. T.J. Demos, GREY ROOM, Number 13. Fall, 2003

 

Alternative Art New York: 1965 - 1985. Ed Julie Ault, University of Minnesota Press and The Drawing Center, New York, New York, USA. 2002

 

Utopia Now, Face to Face. Interview with Jennifer Allen, ARTFORUM.COM. January 2002

 

Nils Norman. OCTOBER 100. Spring, 2002

 

Anger is an Energy. Niru Ratnam, ID MAGAZINE, Issue 231. April, 2003

 

Between Ikea and the Südstadt. Gareth James, UNTITLED, Issue 29. Winter/Spring, 2003

 

Geocruising: Nils Norman. Matt Price, FUSEDMAGAZINE 9, January, 2002

 

 

Drawings made for NiFCA catalogue. Populism. 2/02. 2002

 

Nils Norman. Malik Gaines, ART&TEXT, November, 2001

 

Nils Norman. Gregory Williams, ARTFORUM, October, 2001

 

All Aboard the Big Yellow Eco-fun Bus. David Bussel, i-D MAGAZINE, March, 2001

 

Free Radical. Jan Verwoert, FRIEZE, October, 2001

 

Listed, Iwona Blazwick. VOGUE, May, 2001

 

Nils Norman, Dismal Garden. Holland Cotter, THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 2001

 

Urban Islands. JJ Charlesworth, ART MONTHLY, February, 2000

 

Elbow Room, THE NEW YORKER, August 7, 2000

 

Tiny Worlds Create Grand Illusions, Leah Ollman, LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 23, 2000

 

Nils Norman. Jan Verwoert, SPRINGERIN, April, 2000

 

1999 Drawings, THE NEW YORKER, January 17, 2000

 

This Headline Could Be a Piece of Interventionist Art. Michael Bracewell, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, 14 May, 2000

 

Nils Norman. Ken Johnson, THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1999

 

Nils Norman. THE NEW YORKER, April, 1999

 

Nils Norman: Mission Impossible. Interview with Mark Dion, DOCUMENTS, winter, 1998

 

Nils Norman at American Fine Arts. Grady T. Turner, ART IN AMERICA, February, 1998

 

Broken Home, Owen Drolet, FLASH ART, Nov/Dec, 1998

 

Nils Norman and Chris Whittey. Helen A. Harrison, THE NEW YORK TIMES ON SUNDAY, April 12, 1998

 

Plane Schmieden. Isabelle Graw and a neighbour on Gladbacher St, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, March, 1997

 

Nils Norman, Roberta Smith, THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1997

 

Nils Norman: Social Surplus. Susanne Reichling, SPRINGER, Band III, Heft 2, 1997

 

Nils Norman. VILLAGE VOICE, April 8, 1997

 

Nils Norman. Dean Inkster, BLOCKNOTES, #14, Jan/Feb, 1997

 

Nils Norman. Helen Molesworth, FRIEZE, Summer 1997

 

Fiktionen zur vermieten. André Butzer, SPEX, December, 1996

 

Stoffsammlung. Isabelle Graw, ARTIS, July/Aug, 1992

 

Poser und Tartaren. Jutta Koether, SPEX, July, 1991

 

Nils Norman. Jutta Koether, ARTFORUM, November, 1991